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Wound

Every torture inflicted on the body of Jesus was a wound in the heart of the Mother.

- St Jerome

Sweet and holy name

The devout invocation of the sweet and holy name of Mary leads to the acquisition of superabundant graces in this life, and a very high degree of glory in the next.

- Richard of Saint-Laurent

Remedy

When Mary was born, our remedy, our consolation, and our salvation came into the world; for through Mary we received our Saviour.

- St Alphonsus Liguori

Distributrix

Mary, thou art the distributrix of gifts, the barrier against demons and the proud, and their fear.

- St Bonaventure

Queen

Mary is the Queen of all of those who dwell on earth.

- St Germanus

Refuge

Hail, refuge and hospital of sinners!

- St Ephrem

Love and consolation

Our Blessed Lady ought to be our love and consolation.

- St Philip Neri

Hope

In celebrating this feast, we join the Church throughout the world in looking to Mary as our Mother of Hope.

- Pope Francis today in Daejeon, Korea

Mother

What son would not bring his mother back to life and would not bring her into paradise after her death if he could?

- St Francis de Sales on the Assumption

Assumpta

Mary is the prototype of the Church in pilgrimage on earth. She is also, as the Assumpta, the prototype of the permanent Church, established in heaven.

Edward Shillebeeck

True devotion

True devotion to Our Lady is interior, that is, it comes from within the mind and the heart and follows from the esteem in which we hold her, the high regard we have for her greatness, and the love we bear her.

- St Louis de Montfort

Great devotion

All the saints have a great devotion for Mary.

- St John Vianney

Mother of Mercy

Go to this Mother of Mercy, and show her the wounds which thy sins have left on thy soul; then will she certainly entreat her Son, by the breast that gave him suck, to pardon thee all. And this divine Son, who loves her so tenderly, will most certainly grant her petition.

- St Bernard of Clairvaux

I only wish to know what I could do to love Mary more. If I knew it, I would do it at any cost.
- St Joseph Cafasso

I only wish to know what I could do to love Mary more. If I knew it, I would do it at any cost.

- St Joseph Cafasso

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